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Fabric Face Mask Tips

By July 19, 2020July 21st, 2020blog

I have been making fabric face masks using the Tearosehome tutorial as I have found it to be the best fit and pretty easy to make for this quilter. (tip when printing out the template for us Aussies… print it out in landscape orientation and the pattern pieces print correctly.)

Fabric Face Mask Tips

And I might just have plenty of fabric hanging around to use : )

I have been making them for family and close friends and hope that the pretty fabrics will make them smile under the mask and help with them wanting to wear it every time they go out of the house.


We are in the ‘recommended to wear’ stage of mask wearing in our state.

Lots of people have asked for help with various bits of making the fabric mask, so I created a video of me making one to show the steps. Click here to view the video or click on the image below.

I have included my extra step (that isn’t in the pattern) of adding in a third layer of fabric behind the outer to give some additional protection. (there is also a place to put a filter too in the mask pattern)

The pattern fits well around the nose, however it is also possible to add in wire/metal and this is explained in the pattern, but now shown in my video yet as I haven’t had a chance to test that.

And a tip that I saw Mathew of Mister Domestic show…. what to do if the only elastic you can find is larger than 1/4″? Get out your trusty rotary cutter and quilting ruler and cut it in half (or whatever is needed) to get it down to 1/4″. I show this in the video.

I hope the video helps you to make some of these fabric face masks. Here is the link to the tutorial from Tearosehome


  • Kylie O'Brien says:

    Wonderful straight forward instructions 🙂

  • Maria says:

    Thanks a lot for your wonderful blog and this awesome mask tutorial!
    Big help, really appreciate from Courtice, Ontario, Canada.
    Discovered you when I was looking for this gorgeous Hobo Heart pattern. Got the pattern and signed up for your Sew Along and I do love your whole Said With Love. Maybe
    one day will be able to visit you in person in far away beautiful Australia.
    All the best. Get Well Soon. Stay safe.

    • SWL says:

      Thank you so much Maria! Here’s hoping that travel is something that can get back into our lives in the coming years! Enjoy the sewalong 🙂

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